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March 21, 2015 Updates

I will likely never play basketball again. It’s bittersweet. I already miss the game deeply, but I’m also really excited to learn to do something else. This letter is for anyone who’s taken note of my career. At the heart of this letter, I’m speaking to kids everywhere who have no idea what the future holds or how to take charge of their place in it. When I think of my career, I can’t help but think of the kid with his ball, falling in love. That’s still what I identify with and did so throughout my entire story. The Players' Tribune

It will always hurt that Phoenix Suns fans didn’t get the championship they deserved during our run. Yes, we had some bad luck but I always look back at it and think, I could’ve made one more shot, or not forced a turnover, or made a better pass. But I don’t regret anything. The arena was always sold out and rocking. It was the time of my life. Thanks, Phoenix. The Players' Tribune

When I signed with the Lakers, I had big dreams of lifting the fans up and lighting this city on fire. I turned down more lucrative offers to come to L.A. because I wanted to be in the “fire,” and play for high risk and high reward in my last NBA chapter. In my second game here, I broke my leg and nothing was the same. Last spring, when I returned to the court, I was given a standing ovation at Staples Center. It was a dark time in my career and that gesture will be one of my best memories. There’s been a lot of negativity online, but in my nearly three years in L.A., I’ve never met anyone who didn’t show me anything but love and support for my efforts. There’s a lot of class in Lakerland, and the organization and staff have given me unwavering support. The Players' Tribune

March 12, 2015 Updates

Nash would get paid in any case, no matter the combination of medical insurance or actual Lakers money. He would've even gotten a little more from the Lakers if traded via a 15 percent trade kicker in his contract. Bleacher Report

What Nash has accomplished is working recently with fast-improving Lakers rookie guard Jordan Clarkson. The film work, on-court tutelage and timely text messages have been priceless, Clarkson said. Nash also intends to link up with Julius Randle, now on the practice court after breaking his leg on opening night, to tutor the current cornerstone of the Lakers' rebuild also. Bleacher Report

The current list of sidelined NBA stars is sobering—Derrick Rose, Chris Bosh, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Paul George, Dwight Howard, Blake Griffin, Steve Nash—but it is not the worst season on record. Not even close, according to Jeff Stotts, who tracks injury trends on his website, InStreetClothes.com. Stotts' data indicates that this season will, in fact, end up falling below the average for the last 10 seasons. Through the 60-game mark, NBA teams had lost 3,165 player-games to injury, putting the league on pace for 4,326 games lost this season. That's below the 10-year average of 4,577 and well short of last season's mark of 4,989 games lost. Bleacher Report

March 11, 2015 Updates
March 4, 2015 Updates

Though he has yet to confirm his retirement, Steve Nash is under no delusions when it comes to the fact that his NBA career is at its end. The Los Angeles Lakers point guard joined the The Bro Jake Show on TSN Radio 1040 Vancouver on Tuesday morning and pulled no punches when it came to the state of his game. “Unfortunately the NBA game is just a touch too far for me," said the 41-year-old native of Victoria, BC. "I play one game and I’m out a month. I have a bunch of back things going on that compromise that nerve." TSN

February 24, 2015 Updates
February 19, 2015 Updates

Sean Deveney: Suns holding firm to preference for Isaiah Thomas trade, Im told. Dragic supposed to be heir to Steve Nash, Sarver wants to keep it that way Twitter

Clarkson then soon returned to Los Angeles to resume his on-court training. That included working out for a few hours with veteran guard Steve Nash, who has recently taken on a mentorship role after staying away from the team amid a season-long back injury. “He’s a great and a future Hall of Famer,” Clarkson said. “Being able to pick his mind is just a blessing for me. I’m going to continue to learn and pick his brain every time I’m around him.” Los Angeles Daily News

After averaging 13.4 points on 39 percent shooting, 3.8 assists and 1.9 turnovers in 10 starts, Clarkson said he and Nash worked on various fundamental drills that forced him to keep his chest up to maintain his balance, help see the floor better and allow him to take more open pull-up jumpers. “A lot of teams are trying to take the drive away. We worked on staying lower, getting into my stuff quicker, being able to see the floor and making reads faster,” Clarkson said. “That can help me get my teammates involved and make the right passes.” Los Angeles Daily News

February 18, 2015 Updates
February 13, 2015 Updates

No one who has played in the NBA this season has scored as much in his career as Ridnour without dunking, according to Stats LLC. This play-by-play data dates to the 2003 season, but only Steve Nash tops Ridnour in this inauspicious statistical category. “There’s got to be more than that,” Ridnour said. “Muggsy?” Wall Street Journal

February 11, 2015 Updates

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